Guillaume Michel

Louis Michel has long been the reference point for tank fermented Chablis. I have been a huge admirer of his wines for years. Why? They are perhaps the purest expressions of the stony Chardonnay fruit grown on the limestone slopes of this northern Burgundy appellation.

Robert Parker

Our goal is to produce authentic Chablis that respect the environment and are the best expression of the terroir. We let the wine make itself, as far as possible.

Guillaume Michel

louis michel bottleAbout Louis Michel

The Michel family have been cultivating the Chablis terroir for 6 generations, since 1850.

The Domaine Louis Michel winery is situated right in the heart of the village of Chablis, with the 25-hectare vineyard spread over the very first slopes that were cultivated by Cistercian monks in the 11th century. More than 40 years ago, the family was one of the first to stop making wine in wooden barrels, preferring to create clean, pure and precise Chablis, respecting the typicity of each terroir, without any woody tastes.

Through this philosophy, combined with the limited yields inspired by organic wine-growing techniques, Domaine Louis Michel has developed a worldwide reputation for fine wine-making in stainless steel tanks. Today, the Domaine is managed by Jean-Loup and his nephew, Guillaume Michel.

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PREVIOUS OFFERS:

2015 Premier Crus – Nov 8, 2016
2014 Premier and Grand Cru – Mar 16, 2016
2014 Premier Cru – Oct 15, 2015
2013 Premier and Grand Cru – Feb 05, 2015
2013 Premier Cru – Oct 14, 2014
2012 Premier and Grand Cru – Apr 01, 2014
2012 Premier Cru – Oct 21, 2013
2011 Premier and Grand Cru – Feb 19, 2013
2011 Premier Cru – Nov 16, 2012
2010 Premier and Grand Cru – Mar 26, 2012

Location:

Chablis, Burgundy, France

Facts:

  • Region: Chablis, Burgundy
  • Year Founded: 1850
  • Name Of Proprietor: Michel Family
  • Name Of Winemaker: Guillaume Michel
  • Offer Schedule: Grand Crus and some Preimer Crus – Fall
    Other Premier Crus, Chablis, Petit Chablis – Spring
  • Cultivated Area: 25 hectares
  • Topography: Southwest-facing slopes on the right and left banks of the river Serein
  • Soil Type: Argilio-calcaire Kimmeridgian & Portlandian limestone, clay, marl & fossilized oysters
  • Annual Production: 150,000 bottles
  • Varieties Cultivated: Chardonnay